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Calling All Puppy Owners!

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A group of animal welfare organisations have joined forces to end puppy farming and have launched The Great British Puppy Survey.

Created by Naturewatch Foundation, Canine Action UK, The Karlton Index, PupAid, C.A.R.I.A.D. and Hidden In-Sight, it is believed to be the most comprehensive puppy buying survey ever launched in the UK.

With puppy farming and back yard breeding the hottest and most controversial topics in animal welfare today, the objectives of the survey are to build a clear picture of how and why people choose to buy puppies the way they do.

Unlike some top-line surveys on animal welfare, The Great British Puppy Survey delves deep into the mindset of the puppy buying public. Those completing the survey remain anonymous but are given the option of providing additional information if required.


The number of people who’ve completed the survey through social networking alone by the group has been impressive.

With so many complaints being received daily about puppy sellers, whether breeders or dealers, people are very keen to contribute to the survey with their own experiences. The group’s objective is to turn this information into a report that provides conclusive evidence with statistical support that the incoming Government will not only take seriously, but act upon quickly.

A spokesperson for the groups says, “Both individually and collectively we are united in our goal to end the suffering of puppies and the breeding dogs being exploited by unscrupulous breeders and dealers. The most effective strategy to make this happen will come from truly understanding the way the public are choosing to buy puppies and what triggers their purchasing decisions.

If you would like to give your views and have purchased a puppy in the last five years, click here

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  1. I am an admin on a dog rescue site and believe me we see the results of these breeders and puppy farmers every day and it’s not good. I bought my dog 6 years ago so don’t qualify for the above. I didn’t know about rescue then but I do now. I won’t buy another dog. Nation of animal lovers don’t make me laugh.

  2. Hi Ryan, Congratulations on this vital initiative. We deal with thousands of rescue dogs every year-many of them victims of unscrupulous breeders….and we feel strongly that potential owners could be better educated about the joys of giving a home to a so-called ‘rescue’ dogs!

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